Sinclair: Streaming services are simply superior

Isaac Sinclair

People love music. That is just a fact. Music can be found on every square inch of the world. No matter where you go, you will always find music.

I remember when I first got an iPod shuffle. It was the greatest feeling ever. The only downside was that I had to buy music from the iTunes store. This was when a song was 99 cents, but it was still expensive especially for a 12-year-old who didn’t have much money. I was always strategically buying songs and albums because I had to. There was no other alternative for me.

Now I have Apple Music, and it is amazing.

Streaming services have revolutionized how we consume music. They are simply superior to the iTunes store or any other platform where you would buy music.

One of the biggest advantages of streaming services is that they are affordable. Apple Music and Spotify each cost only $9.99 a month. That’s only $9.99 for almost every song that has been created and will ever be created.

For comparison, the new Tyler, the Creator album “Flower Boy” is $9.99 on iTunes. It is an amazing album, but for $9.99, you could have one album or every single album that’s ever existed. It’s really a no brainer to pay a monthly subscription to a streaming service instead of wasting your money over and over again on individual purchases.

The other enormous benefit to subscribing to a streaming service is that you get so much for your money. It’s unlimited consumption for you. You can listen and download any available song at any moment. It’s easy and it allows you to listen to a wider range of music than you ever did before.

If you’re a college student, which, surprise, I happen to be, it is only $4.99 a month for both Spotify and Apple Music. That price is ridiculously cheap for what you get in return.

I completely do not understand why everyone, especially college students, wouldn’t want to subscribe to a streaming service. I assumed everyone did, but I keep discovering more and more people who aren’t taking advantage of this incredible deal that is available to them.

So to all the people, especially college students, who do not have a subscription to a streaming service like Apple Music or Spotify: get one. Get one right now. Your ears and your wallet will thank you.